MARKET PULSE-JPMorgan, BlackBerry, E2open, Safeway, Solarcity
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s) U.S. stock index futures rose slightly on Friday. S&P 500 futures were up 0.12 percent, Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.07 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.19 percent.
** JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, Thursday close $52.52, up 3 pct premarket
The biggest U.S. bank by assets posted a profit of $5.82 billion, or $1.42 per share, excluding litigation expense and reserve release. Analysts on average had expected earnings of $1.20 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. It was not immediately clear if the results were comparable.
** WELLS FARGO & CO, Thursday close $41.44
Analysts and investors will be watching to see if Wells Fargo, the country's fourth-largest bank and biggest home lender, can offset an expected decline in mortgage banking revenue, when it reports quarterly results.
** BLACKBERRY LTD, Thursday close $8.20, up 1.3 pct premarket Continued...